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What if

2011-04-06 20:41:14.901434+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

What if, instead of building more roads, we put those resources into better schools and living near where we work?

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-07 19:41:52.061272+00 by: jeff

I've maintained for quite some time that the "urban sprawl" population distribution model is not ultimately scalable and sustainable.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-07 18:37:20.105279+00 by: Dan Lyke

Amanda, I think it's instructive to look at why "the government" doesn't respond in that way. Because "the government" is an illusion in the mind of the governed, a set of shared beliefs that exist because of our individual beliefs and behaviors, and all of us (me included) participate in making it the way it is.

Much of the notion that the places we work are too horrendous to also be places we live comes from the industrial revolution, and a question I've got is how we can reclaim our culture from that notion that humans should exist as cogs in mechanisms that's supported by so many social structures, including our attitudes about families and our focus on a particular method and mechanism of education system.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-07 16:19:52.548498+00 by: Amanda Hocking

Makes too much sense for the government to do that.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-07 12:51:11.254409+00 by: meuon

I have always promoted and supported that idea.